Onslow Stearns

Onslow Stearns

Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 29 Dec 1878 (aged 68)
Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Burial Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
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Memorial ID 6681015 · View Source
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New Hampshire Governor. Born in Billerica, Massachussetts, he became a successful railroad contractor, overseeing the construction of tracks in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. He moved to New Hampshire to hold executive positions for several railroads. His interest in politics led to him being elected to the state senate in 1862. He was elected governor in 1869 and served until 1871. While governor he reduced the state's post-Civil War debt by one third and state taxes by nearly one half.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Onslow Stearns (30 Aug 1810–29 Dec 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6681015, citing Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .